nomos 19
17 November 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Lot 74
Estimate: 15000 CHF
Hammer Price:
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MACEDON. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.33 g, 6 h), c. 440-430 BC. Dionysos, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath and a himation, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left hand on the cloth covering the donkey's back, reclining left on the back of a donkey walking to right; encircling the donkey's ears, ivy wreath; in the lower right field, crow perched to right within a pair of ivy branches. Rev. MEN - ΔA - I - ON Linear square containing a vine with leaves, tendrils and five bunches of grapes. Noe, Mende -. SNG ANS 337 (same dies). Struck from a beautifully detailed and designed obverse die. Some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.



This die combination, unrecorded in Noe's publication of the Mende/Kaliandra hoard of 1913, is only known from a single example in the Newell Collection, now at the American Numismatic Society in New York.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
31 May 2020 03:38:22 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
38000 CHF

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Lot 74
Estimate: 15000 CHF
MACEDON. Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 29 mm, 17.33 g, 6 h), c. 440-430 BC. Dionysos, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath and a himation, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand and resting his left hand on the cloth covering the donkey's back, reclining left on the back of a donkey walking to right; encircling the donkey's ears, ivy wreath; in the lower right field, crow perched to right within a pair of ivy branches. Rev. MEN - ΔA - I - ON Linear square containing a vine with leaves, tendrils and five bunches of grapes. Noe, Mende -. SNG ANS 337 (same dies). Struck from a beautifully detailed and designed obverse die. Some marks, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 38000 CHF
Lot 75
Estimate: 650 CHF
MACEDON. Phagres. Circa 450 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 11 mm, 1.10 g). Lion seated to right, his head turned back to left. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of mill sail form. H. Bloesch, Die Löwen von Skione, SNR 38 (1957), p. 10 and pl. 1, 12 (possibly same dies). Extremely rare, possibly the fourth known example. With a powerful and ferocious lion. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 1600 CHF
Lot 76
Estimate: 2250 CHF
MACEDON. Skione. Circa 480-450 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 12x9 mm, 2.17 g, 6 h). Bare head of Protesilaos to right. Rev. ϟ - ΚΙ Eye (from a galley prow); diagonally placed within an incuse square. Pozzi 74 (same dies). SNG ANS 708. Very attractively toned, well-struck and in remarkably fine condition for this type; very rare, thus. Extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
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